A 27-inch waist can equate to anything from a size 4 to a size 6 in women's pants sizes. Sizing varies dramatically from manufacturer to manufacturer and can also depend on the style and fit of the clothing. In traditional jeans sizing, a 27-inch waist would be a size 27.
Many people do not know how to accurately take a waist measurement, which can lead to buying the wrong size. The waist measurement should be taken at the natural waist, which is usually the narrowest part on a woman. The tape measure should be loose but not hanging and should never be pulled too snug.Learn More
A 32-inch waist equates to a size 32 in women's jean sizes. In regular women's US dress sizes, however, a 32-inch waist is usually somewhere around a size 14 or XL, depending on the manufacturer and cut of the clothing.Full Answer >
A 36-inch waist is closest to a size 20 on the standard size chart and a size 16W on the women's plus-size chart, according to WomensSizeChart.com. In men's sizes, a 36-inch waist is a size large.Full Answer >
A 26-inch waist is a size small for women and a size extra small for men. This sizing varies slightly from one manufacturer and material to the next.Full Answer >
Women's and misses sizes come in even numbers, while odd numbers are used for junior sizes. Because of this distinction, there are technically no size 5 women's pants. As of 2014, the waist measurements for a pair of misses size 4 pants is 25.5 to 26 inches, while a size 6 is 26.5 to 27 inches. Size 5 junior pants measure 27 to 27.5 inches around the waist.Full Answer >